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and russia keeps getting worse, whose fault is it? moscow or washington? a debate. also, the next fight in washington will be over the debt ceiling. can president obama end this craziness and bypass congress altogether? we'll talk about the out of the box solutions and whether they would work. >>> and, finally, this is the signature of the man who might be the next treasury secretary. we'll look back through history to see if there's any loopy president. speaking of secretaries of the treasury three former holders of the office and many other statesmen and women offering advice to the president on a new gps special tonight "memo to the president, road map for a second term." tonight at 8:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. eastern and pacific. >>> first, here's my take. chuck hagel's nomination as america's next secretary of defense has drawn fire from people who say he's outside of the main stream. in fact, he's a pretty straight forward, traditional republican on most issues with a reluctance to go to war, born of knowledge and experience. where hagel does appear out of the mainstream in washingto
, the a memoir, first of all -- is a memoir, first of all. it's a little bit of a memoir of my travels in russia. we've gone through 20 years together, so it's a memoir of the last 20 years since the soviet union fell apart. it's a history of the oil industry, but it's also a history of russia these past 20 years, the initial collapse in the 1990s and then the gradual recovery the decade after. so we end up with the russia that we see today after this long cycle, the russian oil industry has gone through the same cycle. it's a biography, it's a multiple biography of o number of -- a number of people, but in particular of the clan that emerged in the 1990s in the city of st. peat user berg -- petersburg and came to moscow in the year 2000, and you could sum up the last 20 years of russian history by saying this is the revenge of st. petersburg over moscow as the clans from st. petersburg take over and are very largely without much exaggeration are in command. this is very much a st. petersburg crowd. so it's a history of the e emergence of that crowd, and this is the latest chapter in the 300-yea
gustafson looks at how russia's unstable economic and political systems could impact the country's oil output with 12% of the world's oil supply coming from rush b shah, he also explores what this could mean for the global economy. this is a little under an hour. >> a pleasure to see you all here tonight. as we know, happinesses is a relative thing, and i began the day this morning in the dentist's chair having a crown put in, and here by tonight i'm at politics & prose. so i'm a very happy man having gone from one extreme to the other. so it's a special pleasure to welcome you all here tonight and, gosh, standing room only. so this is marvelous. well, i thought i would begin by telling you a few stories about what the book is about and skipping the big structure and simply tell you some stories about some of the people who are in this book, because in the end it's very much about real people. so what kind of book is this? it's big, it's heavy -- [laughter] it's, you know, you may open it with a certain trepidation. but what it is is a memoir, first of all, a little bit of a memoir of
looks how russia's unstability systems could impact the oil supply. he explores what it mean for the global economy. it's a little under an hour. >> it's a pleasure to see you here tonight. as we know, happiness is relative thing. i began the day this morning in the dentist's chair having a crown put in, and here by tonight i'm at politics and prose. i'm a happy man. having gone from one extreme to another. it's a special pleasure to welcome you here tonight. and standing room only. this is marvelous. i thought i would begin by telling you a few stories about what the book is about, and skipping the big structure and simply tell you some stories about some of the people in the book. in the end it's very much about real people. so what kind of book is this? it's big, it's heavy, it's, you know, you may open it with a certain trip dedication. what it is is a memoir, first of all. it's a little bit of a memoir of my travels in russia. it's a memoir of the number of the people in the weak. we have gone through twenty years together. it's a memoir of the last twenty years since th
. then the prime minister of russia, dmitry medvedev, relations between the united states and russia are at a new low. some call it a new cold war. who's to blame and will russia help in syria? we'll discuss it all. also the algerian hostage crisis that left dozens dead. is this a sign of a grave new terror threat? i tell you my view. people like me try to get a sense of the mood of the place, take the temperature of the people in this frosty mountain resort. obviously i will give you a highly impressionistic and personal nature. since davos does bring together leaders in government, business, media, even the ngo community from all corners of the world. it is so what is the mood? well, there's a sense of calm, a relief that many storms that seemed like they might be overwhelming, like the euro crisis have been weathered. people from america are optim t optimist optimistic, those from emerging markets more so. but everywhere there is a sense of caution. mpw seeing -- released this week, 452% saw no change from the current tepid economic environment. 28% saw a decline and 18% said things will get
. then, the prime minister of r h russia dmitry medvedev. some call it a new cold war. who's to blame and will russia help in syria? we'll discuss it all. >>> also, the algerian hostage crisis that left dozens dead. is this a sign of a grave, new terror threat? i'll tell you my view. >>> but, first, here's my take. every year at davos people like me try to get a sense of the mood of the place. take the temperature of people in this frosty mountain resort. obviously, i will give you a highly impressionistic and personal picture, but one i find useful since davod does bring together leaders and government, business and media and even the ngo community from all corners of the world. it is genuinely global in a way that few conferences are. so, what is the mood? well, there's a sense of calm, a relief that many storms that seem like they might be overwhelming like the euro crisis have been weathered. people from america are optimistic. those from emerging markets more so, but everywhere there is a sense of caution. in pwc's annual global ceo survey released this week, 52% saw no change fr
storage site for four nuclear waste. russia already operates one. -- for foreign nuclear waste. a russia already operates one. >> there are opening up a cat to use russia as a nuclear toilet. it is lane -- they are opening up a door to use russia as a nuclear corlette. it is lining up the sites. russia is first on the list. >> it remains a hotly debated topic. >> more sober panels were installed in 2012 than ever before -- solar panels were installed in 2012 than ever before 7,600 megawatts per year. germany now has the potential capacity to produce around 32,000 megawatts of solar power per year, the equivalent of 23 nuclear power plant. the presidents of sudan and south sudan have begun talks on achieving better relations between their two countries. needing in the ethiopian capital, the president of the south sudan and his counterpart from the north say they want to diffuse hostility and restart will transport across the border. fighting has continued, despite a peace deal last september. hundreds of local tourist have set forth -- bushfires in tasmania. thousands are stranded by the
>> george: today on christian world news, russia passes a law banning american families from adopting russian children. what it means for that country's 700,000 orphans. and a shocking story of christian persecution in nepal. the most hindu nation in the world. plus, descendents of an ancient tribe of israel return to their home. how christians are helping to fulfill biblical prophecy. ♪ >> george: a new russian law bans americans from adopting russian children. hello, everyone, i'm george thomas. my colleague, wendy griffith is on holiday. russian president va vladimir putin signed a law preventing thousands of russian orphans to go to americans. john waggi plains. >> reporter: michelle mobley has quite a collection of toys and clothes. they were gathering them for a little one who would soon join them. >> we always wanted to adopt. we decided this is the time. >> reporter: the christian nebraska couple has a blog site telling of their wait for 6-year-old artem, who spent his whole life in a russian orphanage. his mother gave him up when she learned he had down syndrome. b
't rule russia. my miniczar's do. rich has it right. burrcrats are justifying and creating new rules . and i talk to them. they have to hire their own burrcrat to dole with the government burrcrats. >> emac said you need new administrators and czars. >> maybe it would add jobs. but it is important to point out regulations are necessary. even governor romney said that . porly -- case in point. oregon is coming out with a law that makes employers not discriminate against unemployed applicants that is it important. we have seen discrimination there. that is good for the economy. >> steve, you can always justify thingings. but the bottom line regulations are a tax on business. are they not? >> they are indeed and people who love regulations make it a choice between anarchy and reguleses. in term of job creation and having bankings. i know a midsize bank had to hire a thousand people of compliiance and that means fewer loan officers. regulations are a burden pure and simple . the p.m. claims to be for maul business and jobs and yet he comes out with a basket full that hits at jobs. >> ric
hike for alcohol in russia. but will russians drink less? well, talk about waiting until the last minute. in washington republicans and democrats reached a compromise in the senate to avert a crushing package of tax hikes and spending cuts. the deal still needs approval in the house. the u.s. is not out of the woods yet. >> president obama said the agreement fell short of what both sides wanted but that it was the right thing to do for the country. >> senators passed the bill with 89-8. after months of wrangling, lawmakers ended their deadlock. >> i know i can speak for my conference when i say we don't think taxes should go up on anyone. but if we knew if we did nothing they would be going up on everyone. >> the bill heads to the republican controlled house of representatives and could come to a vote later today but it is far from certain that it will pass. president obama urged members to back the deal though it falls short of what he originally sought. >> my preference would have been to solve all of the problems in the context of a larger agreement, bigger deal, a grand bargai
to relinquish power voluntarily. and he has reason to think that he can hang on as long as russia and iran continue to finance and supply him. they have been the bedrock of his offenses and the opposition while it made gains has not been able to shatter his regime has not been able to push him out. i think the prospect of this going on as it is thousands of silians being killed is very real. one we have to start thinking about is that the surrogate supporters of the opposition begin to conclude the price isn't worth it for them and they work to a negotiated solution that leads them to power. they will not stop the negotiations. do you think he could say a place and all of the thousands of death will come. >> the real issue is this is a war in effect between iran and it's satellite the assad regime and ensuing majority of the population in syria supported by the other arab states you see their struggle against iran's effort to achieve through the broader region. that's why asking what the sunni arabs think are they prepared to continue this given that russia has shown 0 sign of compromise,
country dees manneded that president assad step down. russia and china have close ties with his administration.country president assad step down. russia and china have close ties with his administration.weste ct president assad step down. russia and china have close ties with his administration.e count that president assad step down. russia and china have close ties with his administration.rne cou that president assad step down. russia and china have close ties with his administration. countr that president assad step down. russia and china have close ties with his administration. >>> gas street lights are an important part of the capital for over 200 years but this old tradition is facing a turning point. nhk world's correspondent has more. >> reporter: filming you the streets with a soft yellow light. their design is typical of the 19th century. the earliest models are nearly 200 years old. more than 40,000 units are still in use. >> translator: the atmosphere of gaslighting is fantastic. it is an essential part of berlin. >> translator: just seeing the lamps gives me peace. >
place when your selects start to defect to russia. gerard depardieu takes his hatred of the french tax code to russia. and a check of your weather when "way too early" comes back. >>> today in the oval office the big five, all of this nation's living president future current and past, the first and last time so many presidents gathered in the white house at once was back in 1981. [ male announcer ] staples is the number-one office superstore ink retailer in america. now get $6 back in staples rewards for every ink cartridge you recycle when you spend $50 on hp ink. staples. that was easy. in the middle of the night it can be frustrating. it's hard to turn off and go back to sleep. intermezzo is the first and only prescription sleep aid approved for use as needed in the middle of the night when you can't get back to sleep. it's an effective sleep medicine you don't take before bedtime. take it in bed only when you need it and have at least four hours left for sleep. do not take intermezzo if you have had an allergic reaction to drugs containing zolpidem, such as ambien. allergic reactio
>> russia condemns an israeli air strike in syria. what started it. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> you are watching al jazeera live from doha. china takes extreme measures to tackle its pollution problem. and we visit the bright lights of macau where investors are raking it in. russia is condemning an israeli air strike on syrian territory calls link -- calling it a brazen attack on international law. what is unclear is what israel was targeting. israeli warplanes attacked a convoy of trucks traveling across the border of lebanon. nicole johnson is live in jerusalem. the reaction is coming in from this incident. >> that is right. we have had a response from hezbollah. it has condemned the attack inside syria, saying it is a dangerous act. we also heard from russia, which said it will be taking urgent action to clarify what has happened. there is still a great deal of uncertainty. the u.s. navy is reports in israeli officials spoke to u.s. a administration officials and informs them they are planning and carrying out an attack on an arms sh
of being adopted within russia are slim. in 2011 about a third of all russian children who found permanent families were adopted gi -- by foreigners, the majority with disabilities going to the u.s. the children here are all too young to care about whether they're placed from -- with people from the u.s. or elsewhere overseas. all they want is love and stability. the legislation was passed in december in direct response to a new u.s. law which introduced sanctions against russian officials accused of human rights abuses. a recent poll suggested that just over half the russians backed at adoption ban, supporters saying children this be looked after within russia. they pointed to cases like the one whose adoptive american mother put him on a plane back to russia, claiming he had mental health problems. but those who work closely with the children say in the -- unless attitudes change, foreign adoption is needed. >> our government says we should try to place as many russian children with russian families as possible and that's right. but it's not just them that needs to change but the whole s
in a city northeast of moscow. this is in russia. this thing was apparently carrying ten tanks full of gasoline. i believe the guy filming this is associated with the first responders to came to the scene. two of the tanks on the train were on fire. this thing was on the platform, as you can see in this small town. the nearest home, 550 to 750 yards away. the homes are close by. >> ooh. >> wait until you see when the entire crew gets to the scene. look at the guys. they are right up there close to the blaze, fighting this thing with their hoses, but, man. that guy's almost sitting on top of that giant tanker. >> yeah. they are. they've climbed up the side of the tanker with the ladder and are trying to -- to hose down right in -- >> oh, wow. >> i'd have a big truck way ladder and a helicopter. >> there are power lines you see in one of the videos. lots of stuff around. again, only two of the tanksers were on fire, but the train in all was tearing ten. this could have been a lot larger. >> maybe they know something we don't know. that the tanks aren't under pressure or something? >>
movies. plus, why one french actor who thinks he's being taxed too much would rather live in red russia. it's all in the quotes of the week when we return. [applause] >> we are less than a week into the new year, but the notables and quotables are already starting to poor in. the tragic school shooting in newtown, connecticut, last month has ignited a national debate on gun control and it's brought a group of celebrities together for a public service announcement demanding a gun control plan. >> columbine. >> virginia tech, tucson, aurora, fort hood, newtown, newtown, new than. >> how many more? how many more? how many more colleges. >> how many more classrooms? >> well, gun rights advocates noted that a good amount of the stars in that video had something in common. and reedited that clip to show the hypocrisy. >> newtown. [gunfire] >> newtown. [gunfire] >> how many more? [gunfire] >> how many more? how many more colleges? >> how many more classrooms? >> okay. i can understand people are like that. >> you know, you don't have to say a whole lot. i mean, it's been pretty amazing that ma
to visit from outside sakhalin and from outside russia to see the buildings that can only be found here. >> reporter: the guide book will be published this year. and local businesses may not be the only ones to benefit. if the tourists come, the efforts to raise awareness about the island's history may help build new bridges between japan and russia. midori aoki, nhk world, sakhalin, russia. >>> more snow is expected in japan. rachael ferguson is here with that. >>> hi. there there is going to be widespread snow across the country. the intercontinent could see 10 to 20 sent meters. in tokyo, we're likely to see flurries of the white stuff tuesday morning when it should turn over to rain, sleet, and then clear up into tuesday night and wednesday. winds are gusting up to 90 kilometers an hour. it's a fairly significant storm. up toward northern parts of china and mongolia, high and dry here. no problems. and to the south, rain rather than snow. warming trend through parts of southern china at the moment. hong kong and taipei up to 41 degrees forecast for your tuesday. into the americas we
of russia, where we had a long conversation one-on-one talking about issues like this. i tell you what happens in other countries and what they are doing. in russia, for example, you have 200,000 jurors. you don't even have to go to high school. you have no attorney-client privilege. you go to court. they only have 35,000 average cats. -- advocates. they handle the most difficult cases. we were talking about how to professionalize, if you will, the legal profession. the aba was formed 133 years ago only for two purposes. one, to create a code of ethics for all lawyers. the second one is to increase the quality of legal education. that is still our fundamental mission. so, one suggestion i made at that time to the chief justice is you have got to give lawyers a monopoly. the only way -- this sounds self-serving, and it is not -- the only way to professionalize it is to have a group of people that have a monopoly so that you can control that group of people, so that they are subject to an ethical code, and so that you can control their licenses and removal of their licenses if they act u
or the very decorative native type of costume or headgear that was worn in the 17th-century russia. now that i have discussed or presented the individual elements of style and i have tried to focus on one particular aspect of style, one particular element in each of these works, i'd like to focus on four works. i'd like to go back to and start with caravaggio. i would like to analyze caravaggio and incorporate or actually inspect and look at all of the essential and most important elements of style which worked in order to create a definite impact on the viewer. the artist caravaggio in the depiction of "the deposition," the body-- it's a religious painting. the body of christ has just been removed from the cross. you have a very theatrical and an exceptionally dramatic representation. what you see-- you have a group of figures. and they have all grouped together, and they are supporting the figure of christ. there is a spotlit effect. now the manner in which the artist was able to suggest mass and volume in this work is through a very important technique which was developed and, in fact, perf
, in russia, and china. why does nobody asked these countries if they are ready to host the world cup or olympic games? >> one of the owners of the nightclub has blamed the whole country for the tragedy, saying he trusted engineers and other experts. they want to prevent a similar tragedy from happening again. >> i am george alagiah. russia has concerns about an israeli airstrike on syria. the french defense minister says he backs the idea of spending -- sending a united nations peacekeeping force to mali. now to an astonishing story -- pitting the free press against the sensors, but not in the way you would expect -- censors, but not in the way you would expect. attacks began when the new york times published a story about the wealth accumulated by the family of chinese premier -- china's premier, wen jiabao. >> if you cast your mind back to october, the "new york times" had this story detailing the wealth accumulated by the family of the premier, wen g about -- wen jiabao, putting it over -- wen jiabao, putting it over a large sum. the new york times =-- "new york times" was not al
. >> and the speaking of not paying attention i have another video. this one is from russia we're people seem to be in a major hurry, because on the road, when someone's in their way, they just go around, but a little too fast. they lose control, and all of a sudden -- >> oh! >> oh, man! >> oh, man. >> t-bones the dhar was right in front of him that he was trying to pass. didn't get anywhere pretty quick. >> none of us are going to be late. >> another video of another driver in russia also in a hurry, and almost the exact same video on an icy road. driver driving way too fast. comes up to a driver, and -- >> oh! >> oh. ooh, gosh. >> he went down the bank on the other side. >> the driver in front of him was about to make a left-hand turn, that trumps him, attempting to pass him. ends up rear-ending him and you see bits of car, like, everywhere and this guy ends up in a ditch. >> i think a good job in russia would be, like, an auto insurance salesman. you'd really make a lot of money. >>> the earthquake strike, and you've got to be thinking -- >> where do you run and hide? where do you take cov
a flashback to have flat tax numbers to russia. a citizen of russia because his own country wanted to charge him a 70% tax rate. can you imagine that? immigrating to russia. all right. you should answer the question. i'm tired of. log on to gerriwillis.com, but on the right inside the screen and a share results of the end of the show. and the fiscal cliff deal already having an impact. a former bush press secretary, i increased donations to charity in 2012. this dilemma is my deduction, so i and many others will likely donate less. according to philanthropy news digest, the new cap on deductions could eliminate two and a half percent or $7 billion per year in charitable giving. and not just talking about the wealthy. you could be losing deductions. now break it down next. this is $100,000. we asked total strangers to watch it for us. thank you so much. i appreciate it. i'll be right back. they didn't take a dime. how much in fees does your bank take to watch your money? if your bank takes more money than a stranger, you need an ally. ally bank. your money needs an ally. hey, yo, check out th
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from a police car off the streets of russia. it starts with the police officers trying to make a routine traffic stop. as they're getting out, the driver of the other car sneaks off and goes on the opposite side of the road for a little bit, and then he proceeds to run red lights. >> these are not the best road conditions for a chase like this either. >> they're awful conditions. as they approach this intersection. there is a red light, and she going to run right through. >> oh boy. >> except there was a car coming in the other direction. unfortunately, this guy t-boned that car. and you can see the impact. the police officer immediately called for a ambulance. there is another video that shows the aftermath. you can see the debris, and you get a quick shot of that second car. >> please tell me they're okay. >> unfortunately the impact was so hard, the woman did not survive the injury. there is a third picture of a suspect in custody in the hospital getting help, and at some point, a man in a yellow jacket approaches and starts hitting the buy. the st. now has blood on his nose
. >> in 2008, when russia ininvaded georgia, the nation of georgia. as the russian tanks crossed the border a cyber attack hit georgia and knocked out its telecommunications, it's banking and the communication to the outside world. cyber war will probably always be part of a larger war. cyber war will only happen when the nation is going to go toward anyway. no nation is going to say i have a new chinese cyber weapon let's go toward and see if it works. we've had nuclear weapons and nine nations have them and no one has used one since 1945. if the united states and iran get into a shooting war next year, which is possible, they there will probably be a cyber dimension to it and it will probably be brought to this country. >> who is doing or who might do cyber war to whom? the united states is not an innocent bystander in all of this. it has practiced a degree of cyber war, who else -- who are the super powers of cyber war? >> so the c.i.a. says there are between 20 and 30 countries that have cyber warfare units with significant capabilities. the nations that have announced it are the usual
. russia was in the thick. he at least remained open to the possibility of a candidacy and early 63 when he didn't want to he kept the campaign going when the head of his old friend the souci get was ready to give up for a variety of reasons including financial reasons. one of the great lessons of rusher's carrier is that he didn't believe in giving up ever there was always another bus coming along in ten or 15 minutes. the sun would come up the next morning. and there was always something to do. of one of the people who knew rusher well as a activist in the 60's, rusher than being in his late thirties or 40 in the state of factions with the young americans for freedom and so on rusher had an extra ten hours a day someone else said scene seems to be the most organized man in the movement. and now it was little easier for rusher to play that kind of very energetic and very focused role always on all the time always giving it his best, always looking good, speaking well, addressing well and if not always right come always persuasive, someone you always wanted to listen to. it's easier to deve
-- china, russia. they have made it clear that we are all united in this standard and that we are looking for the fullomplwith t n.p.t so i think the pressoc itself has to flush out the details, but the iranians nd agenda here. . if their program is peaceful, they can prove it. and that's what we are seeking. >> let me move to afghanistan. president karzai was here with president obama. in essence they announced a series of agreements that would ultimately, as we move in that transition, we would have the largest civilian mission in the world. in afghanistan. can you articulate what you believe thehanistan? and what metrics would you use to guide our continued presence? is it our intention to focus, for example, strengthening institutions, supporting civil society, achieving development goals? or will the mission be guided by success in counterterrorism? >> the mission is really a twofold mission, mr. chairman. it is to, number one, turn over responsibility to the afghan forces. for them to be able to assume responsibility for security, which is slated to begin in earnest, and has begun a
is going to join us. which drinks would he go after. and we will the top mobster in all of russia gunned down in the middle of the moscow. i want to know is russia actually run by the mob? we have an expert, a professor, no less. he studies the russia mob and he's going to be on this program today. told you, great show. take a hook at the dow since president obama took office, up what, 65%. a lot of people point to this as proof that the president's policies are working and first inauguration just under 8300 and now 13-5. but many in the mainstream media credit the president for the stock market taking off. you can bet that charles payne has a lot to say about that and he will next hour. watch out, everybody, are you taking money out of your 401(k)? a new report shows that more than a quarter of you are raiding your 401(k)'s, just to pay your bills. joining us now, katherine, the v.i.p. of 401(k) education and advice at charles schwab, welcome to the program. >> thank you for having me. >> granted, it's not a good idea to take money out of your 401(k) early. i understand that's he not th
have had a bloody insurgentsy in russia. >> george: recently i met one man on a mission to bring peace to this region. denadi turkin is not proud of his past, and he gets uncomfortable talking about it. >> i left home when i was 13 years old, and got entangled with the wrong crowd. i did a lot of things i'm ashamed of. >> george: he is from a small russian city, and his life reads like a hollywood mafia thriller: drugs, armed robbery, prostitution, money laundering, gun smuggling, you named it and he did it all, and then some. >> it is as if i became the devil's slave. i remember making a pact with satan, to serve him. >> george: and his deeds eventually caught up with him. >> i was arrested and sentenced to 20 years in prison. >> george: that's the past, and to witness the power of a life transformed by god, look no farther tha denadi terkin. the year was 1987, and the former soviet union faced political changes. and he sat in prison. >> i had a ba bad reputation in prison. prisoners were even afraid of me. >> george: one day christians came to share the love of jesus. he says it was
the ukraine and in russia, very cold and snowy. central parts also seeing significant snowfall. that could cause transport disruption. simmering heading towards the mediterranean. heavy rain in rome, temperature 10 degrees. in the west, there's drier weather, but it is still chilly out. in the southeast, brightness guys, but london is just above freezing and paris is just below freezing. the iberian peninsula, there is a friend moving towards portugal. madrid should see highs temperatures of 11 degrees with brighter skies. some weather going across the coast of algeria. ties of 13 degrees expected indonesia. central parts of africa, the rain continuing to push farther south. still some showers at high temperatures of 30 degrees. the heaviest rain across the more southern parts of africa in angola and botswana and there's been heavy rain in south africa. there's more heavy rain in the forecast. >> welcome back. the top stories. france's army chief says the soldiers are preparing for ground assault against rebel fighters in mali. up until now the frontier said only african soldiers should ca
. the transitional government of national unity, so to speak, that the united states and russia would try to then sell to the u.n. security council. >> is there any indication that moscow is prepared, or moving toward the decision of putting its eggs in assad's basket is not the thing to do? are you seeing any shift in russia's position? >> i do not detect a shift in the position exactly. but what i do think what we're seeing is a change in the russian and of a court judgment as to whether or not president bashar al-assad is going to survive politically. until recently cannot -- until recently, the russian conclusion is that he would survive. i think they have come to a different conclusion of together. now is a question of whether the policy it lined up with the alico conclusion. >> you have been working on this. if assad had gone a year ago, would the future of syria be clearer, easier than if he is to go in the next six months, let's say? >> i really believe if president assad had cooperated with a managed, peaceful transition some time back, syria oppose the prospects would be much be
100,000 soldiers serving in afghanistan, including some 66,000 u.s. forces. in centralr russia, these brave souls took an icy dip to greet the new year. the water temperature, a brisk 37 degrees. while in the united arab emirates, the world's tall els building set the stage for a giant celebration. in paris, tens of thousands celebrated at the eiffel tower. while in london, big ben rang out the old and rang in the new. and the tradition continued in the big apple. tens of thousands crammed into times square to officially welcome 2013. kirk gregory, nbc news. >> beautiful kisses to start the new year. >>> on the first day of the new year, more than 400 new laws go into effect around the country. here are just a few. in maryland, same-sex couples now have the right to marry. and the wedding ceremonies started just after midnight in baltimore. california and illinois have both banned employers from forcing their workers or job applicants to hand over passwords from their personal facebook or twitter accounts. california's also outlawed using hounds to hunt bobcats or bears after l
.c., how russia's unstable political and economic systems could impact the countries will help put with 12 percent of the world's oil supply coming from russia. he also exploits what this could mean for the global economy. this is a little under an h
much. >>> still ahead, amazing video out of russia, where a firefighter on a rescue mission suddenly needs rescuing himself. >>> coming up next "30 rock" followed by "access hollywood live" and at 1:00, "days of our lives" on nbc bay area. >>> this next video a scary scene. a firefighter in russia almost taken out by some falling ice as he tries to rescue a child from a burning apartment. scary, as i say. climbing the ladder to the fourth floor, the ice falls right on top of him. falls back, manages to catch himself. unbelievable. clings to that.ñr other firefighters climbed over him, savered the child. and the firefighter was not seriously hurt. amazing stuff there. >>> we will be right back. [ female announcer ] safeway presents real big deals of the week. or why it doesn't have to be an adventure to stick to your new year's budget. because safeway gives you real big club card deals each week. right now, a case of arrowhead water is just $3.33. folgers is $7.99 for the large size. that's a huge deal. rise and shine. simply orange oj is just $2.88. real big deals this week and ever
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